pasture hog farmer
> Saw this today in Succesful Farming Magazine. Its nice to know that some
> University research supports sustainable ag concepts.
> Hog manure...still best for corn yields
> By Rod Fee
> Livestock Editor
> Successful Farming
> University of Minnesota has again
> confirmed hog manure beats commerical fertilizers
> for boosting corn yields.
> Manure application rates of 3000-4000
> gallons of slurry per acre and as high as 6050
> gallons per acre was compared to
> commercial fertilizer applied at optimum and
> non-limiting levels.
> According to Gyles Randall, U of M
> researcher, "Corn yields were greater for the
> manure than commercial fertilizer at six
> of the seven sites. The average advantage for
> the spring-applied manure was 10.7 bushels
> per acre.
> "In two studies, manure was applied both
> spring and fall with a 7.5 bushel advantage
> for fall applied manure, 15 bushel for
> spring application."
> "New Generation Cropping Systems": the cutting edge of sustainable
> Steve Groff
> Cedar Meadow Farm
> 679 Hilldale Rd
> Holtwood PA 17532 USA
> Ph. 717-284-5152
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